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Read This Before You Post That Selfie

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 28, 2015

Do you have a profile on any of the major social media platforms? Do you frequently tweet, upload pictures to Instagram or Flickr, or post updates on Facebook? If so, [...]

5 Key Qualities of Successful MBA Applications

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 27, 2015

Every MBA candidate brings something unique to the table, but business schools are always on the lookout for specific qualities as they review the thousands of applications that cross their [...]

2 New Must-Know GMAT Policies (This Is Huge!)

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 26, 2015

On June 24 th , GMAC (the organization that makes the GMAT®) made two announcements that change the GMAT testing game. Read on to find out what they are! Canceled [...]

What to Do if You're Light on Extracurriculars

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 25, 2015

If you’re applying to business schools in Round 1, the process of pulling your materials together will consume much of your life in the coming months. Of particular focus [...]

Research U.S. MBA Programs Without Visiting Campus

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 24, 2015

Many would agree that visiting campus is the single best way to get a feel for the business schools you are considering. You can sit in on a class, meet [...]

Advice for Your Time at B-School

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 23, 2015

If you’ll be earning your MBA as part of the Class of 2017, chances are that right now you’re either finishing up your last weeks at work or enjoying [...]

How to Get the Most out of the GMAT Official Guides

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 23, 2015

Now that the new 2016 Official Guide books are out , I’d like to talk about how to use these problems to get the most out of your study. I [...]

2015-2016 Yale School of Management MBA Essay Tips

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 22, 2015

Yale School of Management 's essay question has remained unchanged this year. Yale has found that the answers to the essay question are insightful and demonstrates whether a candidate fits [...]

UC Berkeley Haas 2015-2016 MBA Essay Questions

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 21, 2015

The Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley has announced the updated MBA essay questions for the fall 2016 application. The culture of the school is governed by four defining [...]

Tuck School of Business 2015-2016 MBA Essay Topics

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 20, 2015

The Tuck 360: MBA Blog provided a preview of the updated MBA essay questions that will be a part of the Fall 2016 application to Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business [...]

NYU Stern 2015-2016 Deadlines, Essay Questions

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 19, 2015

New York University's Stern School of Business has announced the application deadlines and MBA essay questions for the 2015-2016 admissions season. Deadlines Round 1 Application due: October 15, 2015 Initial [...]

UV Darden School Announces Enhancements to MBA Curriculum

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 18, 2015

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business has just announced several changes to its MBA program that will take effect beginning this fall, including a new, required experiential course [...]

Don't Be "Joe MBA"

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 17, 2015

As you begin to work on your Round 1 MBA materials, we have some advice for you: don’t try to be “Joe MBA.” One of the biggest mistakes we see applicants [...]

Everything You Need to Know About the New Official Guides - Part 4

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 15, 2015

I've just finished trying all of the new Verbal OG problems. (If you haven’t yet read my earlier installments, start here .) This installment includes my summary of All Things [...]

Everything You Need to Know About the New Official Guides - Part 3

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 14, 2015

I have now done every last one of the new Quant problems in both new books—and there are some really neat ones! I’ve also got some interesting observations for you. [...]

What to Do Before Heading to B-School

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 13, 2015

You did it! You got into business school—congratulations! It might seem like years ago that you first started your applications, or you might feel like the whole process flew by. Either [...]

Gender Balance Scorecard at B-Schools Worldwide

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 12, 2015

Significant differences in the gender balance of students and faculty at the top business schools around the world are revealed in the latest report from 20-first, the leading international [...]

Fit the GMAT into Overall MBA Application Strategy

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 11, 2015

Just about every MBA candidate needs to submit a GMAT or GRE score as part of their business school admission package, but not everyone has a clear grasp on when [...]

IE Business School Revamps Its International MBA Program

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 10, 2015

Spain's IE Business School recently announced it has redesigned its one-year international MBA degree to allow students to design a custom program in accordance with their own specific interests and [...]

What to Do Between Now and Round 1 Deadlines

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 9, 2015

If you plan to apply to MBA programs this fall, you have a little more than four months until the first Round 1 deadlines hit. What’s one of the most [...]

Everything You Need to Know About the New Official Guides - Part 2

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 9, 2015

The new Official Guide books are here! Last time, we talked about the Quant portion of The Official Guide for GMAT® Review 2016 , a.k.a. the OG or the big [...]

2015 Michigan Ross MBA Essay Tips

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 8, 2015

Michigan Ross is a program that emphasizes learning both inside and outside the classroom, and is seeking candidates that are intellectually curious and able to accomplish their goals. Ross is [...]

Everything You Need to Know About the New Official Guides - Part 1

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 8, 2015

The new Official Guide books are here! Aren’t you excited?!? Okay, I realize that most people probably aren’t as excited as I am. But there are still some interesting and useful [...]

Georgetown McDonough's New Global Real Estate Center

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 7, 2015

Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business recently announced it has received a gift of $10 million from alumnus Robert Steers and his wife Lauren Steers to launch a new center focused [...]

2015 MIT Sloan MBA Essay Tips

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 6, 2015

MIT Sloan School of Management has recently announced the essay questions and deadlines for the class of 2018. This year there is only one required question, a second required short-answer [...]

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